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Featuring 65 paintings and drawings by 15 amateur female Yemeni artists, the five-day exhibition is the first of its kind in Marib 

Marib hosts all-women art exhibit on war and peace

An art exhibition by women opened in Marib governorate on Monday. 

Featuring 65 paintings and drawings by 15 amateur female Yemeni artists, the five-day exhibition is the first of its kind in Marib. 

The art explores the themes of war and peace, depicting the suffering of the Yemeni people at the hands of the Houthi as well as aspirations to restore state institutions. 

Launched by Marib’s deputy governor for administrative affairs, Abdullah Ahmad Al-Bakri, and the director-general of the governorate’s culture bureau, Ali Baqlan, the exhibit enables a segment of society most affected by the war to express their perspective on its effects on the community.

The governorate’s capital, Marib city, has emerged as a thriving urban hub during the war, but has increasingly come under threat since the start of the year as Houthi fighters close in from the west and north.

 


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